Navigating the EQUI Formula Range for Your Unique Needs
When it comes to our Formulas, it's easy to find yourself a little unsure amidst the options available. The different names, diverse ingredients, and with each one supporting all ten body systems; this can leave some feeling unsure which one to go for. But what if you had a guide to effortlessly steer you through the options, allowing you to identify the most suitable Formula tailored to your body’s unique needs? Welcome to this week’s blog, where we deep dive into each Formula to help you discern and decide which one is right for you, with confidence.
EQUI’s Formulas aren’t like other supplements; they are a total body approach, helping you to replace your shelf of supplements in one! What’s more, it's about creating a synergy between science, nature, and your body's inherent needs. Most supplements tend to generalise solutions, yet EQUI stands out by offering targeted Formulas designed with precision for specific phases and requirements of each life stage, helping you to achieve EQUI-librium. Whether you're looking to rejuvenate your beauty regime, power up your fitness game, navigate the intricacies of menopause, prep for pregnancy, or simply boost overall wellness, there's an EQUI formula waiting for you.
So, how do you decide which one is 'The One' for you? That's precisely why we're here. This blog aims to be your compass in this journey, providing clarity, dispelling doubts, and introducing you to the heart and soul of each Formula. And while each blend is potent and beneficial in its right, it’s essential to recognise the 'star' ingredients that sets one apart from the other, ensuring that the Formula you choose resonates best with your body’s current needs. Let's embark on this journey together, understanding the nuances of EQUI’s formulations and recognising the one that seems like it was crafted just for you. Ready to find your perfect match?
An Introduction to EQUI Formulas
EQUI was founded based on the Functional Medicine approach, which is rooted in the science that each of the 10 systems in the body are connected. Through this, we seek to understand and address the root causes of any symptoms that may be cropping up for you rather than simply masking them. Our philosophy and understanding of the power of your body in balance lies at the core of each product. This is why you will see synergy between each Formula, which blend the most effective nutritional compounds, in premium and bio-available forms, specifically selected to support your body and bring it back to balance.
At the core of each EQUI Formula is an Advanced Multivitamin and Mineral Complex. This isn't a mere coincidence but a carefully considered inclusion. These vital nutrients, including the entire spectrum of B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, Iodine, Iron, Selenium and Magnesium are essential to support the ten systems in the body. We have gone one step further and included Vegan Probiotics, which highlights the importance we place on gut health – a balanced gut is often at the root of a body in balance. So, regardless of whether you're a gym bunny or not, in your early 20’s or 50’s, these nutrients act as the fundamental building blocks ensuring the smooth functioning of your body's intricate machinery. Let’s take a closer look at these nutrients:
B Vitamins - This spectrum including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12, found in all Formulas, plays a pivotal role in energy production, nerve function, hormone balance, and the synthesis of DNA. For example, B6 aids in neurotransmitter synthesis, crucial for the nervous system (1). The is your B Complex in one – no need for extra supplements when it comes to EQUI Formulas!
Vitamin C - Vital for the immune system, vitamin C enhances white blood cell function and acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from harmful molecules (2). It’s also a star player when it comes to your skin health, which is fundamental to each of our Formulas. Whilst we can hit the upper daily intake via foods, a baseline dosage is included in all Formulas to ensure you reach your recommended daily requirement.
Vitamin D - Essential for calcium absorption in the gut, vitamin D supports bone health, immune, fertility, pregnancy, brain, and nervous system health (3). Since insufficiency affects many of us, we should be supplementing at least 400IU daily here in the UK, so it was important to us that each Formula included this dosage, if not more.
Zinc - This mineral bolsters the immune system, is involved in DNA synthesis, and protein production, and is crucial for cellular metabolism (4). Again, many are deficient in this key mineral, which is involved in over 100 enzyme processes in the body and vital for the gut-skin axis as well, hence why you will find in every EQUI Formula.
Iodine - Predominantly known for supporting thyroid function, iodine plays a crucial role in regulating metabolic rate and energy production (5). This mineral can be tricky to obtain in a typical western diet yet is so key for thyroid function, so we made sure to include it in every Formula as bio-available kelp.
Iron - Central to red blood cell function, iron helps in oxygen transport, ensuring that various body systems receive the required oxygen (6). This makes it a key player when it comes to supporting each of the ten systems in the body. Ensuring each Formula contains a super bioavailable form of iron was integral to the core of EQUI’s blends.
Selenium - This antioxidant supports the immune system and thyroid gland, also aiding in DNA synthesis (7). Soil is known to be depleted of this nutrient and therefore depleted in our foods too, hence why it was imperative that each Formula included selenium.
Magnesium - Essential for muscle and nerve function, magnesium also plays a role in energy production, sleep and supports the immune system too (8). When it comes to magnesium, not all are created equal. We have included absorbable form, magnesium glycinate, in each Formula so you can obtain all the benefits of supplementing this mineral through EQUI.
Vegan Probiotics - These beneficial bacteria aid in maintaining a healthy gut flora balance, crucial for the digestive system and by extension influence the immune system (9). The gut microbiome is at the root of a body in balance, hence why we have included vegan probiotics in all Formula’s (aside from Pregnancy).
These nutrients collectively ensure that from the hormonal to the nervous system, every cog in the body's intricate machinery functions optimally, reinforcing the importance of a well-rounded nutritional intake for total body support. Our approach is not just about addressing specific needs but ensuring that, at its heart, the fundamental physiological systems — from immune to nervous to digestive — are always firing on all cylinders. For more on the EQUI ethos, read our latest blog here.
The Star Ingredients - What Sets Each Formula Apart
In each Formula, the 'star ingredients' are those nutrients that shine brightest due to their significant benefits or unique properties. They're not just common ingredients; they're the champions, the difference-makers, backed by scientific research to enhance health, beauty, or well-being. EQUI has harnessed the power of these star ingredients to design specialised Formulas catering to distinct life stages and concerns. Recognising that our nutritional needs and health challenges evolve as we journey from our 20s to our 50s, EQUI offers bespoke solutions for every age and phase. For example, Wellness Formula is a daily multivitamin powerhouse for overall health. For those aiming for a sculpted physique, Lean Formula steps in. Meanwhile, our pioneering Beauty Formula is crafted for radiant skin, hair, and nails. As one navigates the hormonal shifts of perimenopause and beyond, Menopause Formula offers tailored support. And for those trying to conceive, expectant or postpartum mothers including those that are breastfeeding, Pregnancy Formula ensures both mother and baby receive optimal nutrition. So, with EQUI you can find a Formula crafted with star ingredients that resonate with each life stage, ensuring you remain at your best no matter what.
Let’s dive deep into the standout ingredients for each Formula:
Where EQUI started, our Beauty Formula is an award-winning supplement providing total body support from hormones to digestion, addressing the underlying causes of problem skin, whilst supplementing your body with everything it needs to glow. At Beauty Formula’s core is EQUI’s proprietary GlowCutis® blend, a collagen-stimulating, antioxidant powerhouse to nourish skin, hair, and nails. Containing Hyaluronic Acid, Type 1 Marine Collagen Peptides, Zinc, Vit C, Pine Bark Extract, Resveratrol & Silica, which work together to support every stage of the skin cell cycle, strengthening and helping to counteract premature skin ageing. We have also included adaptogens such as Reishi Mushroom Extract and Schisandra, which help modulate the stress response and support balanced hormones, which are central to your inner health. Beauty Formula has quite the gut focus too, supporting everything from digestion and absorption to the microbiome. For example, you will find 1.5 Billion Vegan Probiotics including Lactobacillus sporogenes, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum as well as digestive enzymes Bromelain and Papain. Moreover, the inclusion of Glutamine in Beauty Formula aims to address ‘leaky gut’ which is often the root cause of many skin complaints, whilst Turmeric Extract works on reducing any inflammation and positively modulates gut microbiota, supporting a healthy gut environment. Learn more about Beauty Formula’s star ingredients here.
Lean Formula is a nourishing and stimulating powdered complex of 50 vitamins, minerals, herbs, probiotics, superfoods, and active ingredients to help boost the metabolism, enhance energy, curb cravings, prolong satiety and support hormones and adrenals. This blend has been developed specifically to support and sustain weight management, in conjunction with a healthy diet. For example, Chromium and Cinnamon Extract help regulate blood sugar levels and suppresses cravings. Lean Formula aims to address appetite through the inclusion of Glucomannan, which supports satiety as it expands in the stomach, slows digestion, and nourishes gut bacteria. Green Coffee Bean Extract, boosts metabolism and supports brain function thanks to its primary active compound, chlorogenic acid, which is a potent antioxidant. The beta-glucans within Maitake Mycological Mushroom Extract help with cholesterol balance and support blood sugar balance too. Raspberry Extract contributes significantly to Lean Formula's multi-pronged approach to weight management, by enhancing fat breakdown and boosting the metabolism. Finally, the inclusion of adaptogen Siberian Ginseng supports energy levels and the body’s resilience and resistance to stressors that can derail weight management efforts. To read more about Lean Formula ingredients, head to our recent blog.
This expertly formulated and award-winning supplement blends premium, bio-available nutrients specifically selected to boost the female body at a time when it is most in need of balance aiding skin rejuvenation, bone density, joint health and the cardiovascular system. What’s more, it helps support the many peri-men/menopausal symptoms you may be experiencing, providing soothing support to help women overcome hormonal fluctuations. Dong Quai, Red Clover, Sage, and Hops Extracts are some of the premium plant extracts we've chosen, each playing a role in supporting hormonal activity during menopause and supporting symptom management. Flaxseed Extract is a ‘phyto-oestrogen', or dietary lignan, that can mimic the protective effects of oestrogen in the body, as levels decline. Adaptogens KSM66® Ashwagandha and Rhodiola provide adrenal support, helping to improve mood, enhance sleep quality, and calm anxiety, thereby discouraging 'burn out'. Rosemary Extract, which contains ursolic acid, is another key ingredient in Menopause Formula, delivering significant benefits, particularly in terms of memory enhancement and reducing inflammation. To assist the liver in detoxifying fluctuating hormones during the menopause, Milk Thistle, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) and Choline have been included here. Finally, the inclusion of polyphenol-rich antioxidant superberries such as Goji and Bilberry, which contain anthocyanins help fight premature ageing and maintain skin health by neutralising harmful free radicals. Read more in our personal guide to Menopause Formula.
Our revolutionary Wellness Formula keeps you well-nourished through its spectrum of 46 rigorously pure, proven nutrients, scientifically formulated to balance and boost the body of men and women. This supplement helps you maintain internal balance, experience heightened focus, have a sharper mind, and more sustained energy that lasts throughout the day. The inclusion of adaptogens, such as Siberian Ginseng help prevent 'burnout' by modulating the body's stress response, whilst Cordyceps boosts energy and stamina, whilst its antioxidant properties offer added protection against oxidative stress. Supergrasses Barley Grass, Organic Chlorella and Organic Spirulina are nutrient-dense superfoods, abundant in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They aid in promoting optimal cellular health, bolstering the immune system, supporting detoxification processes, and energy production. Finally, true to EQUI’s roots, Wellness Formula supports optimal gut health through the inclusion of 2.5 billion Vegan Probiotics and digestive enzymes Papain & Bromelain. For more on Wellness Formula ingredients, head here.
From fertility to conception, pregnancy to breastfeeding, Pregnancy Formula provides 26 of the finest ingredients for comprehensive and specialist support for every stage of motherhood - to boost fertility and support a healthy pregnancy for mother and baby. Pregnancy Formula contains the required 400 mcg of a Methyl-folate, a natural, healthier form of folic acid, which supports normal development of the foetus and reduces risk of neural tube defects. Optimal levels of Vitamin D3 (1000IU) are included, preventing the need for additional supplementation, and is vital during pregnancy for both mother and baby. Optimal levels of FerroChel® Iron helps to reduce fatigue during and after pregnancy, in a gentle form that is less constipating. Much overlooked nutrient choline is included as VitaCholine™️, which is shown to support neural tube and brain development. TRAACS® Manganese and CoQ10 help to support fertility, cell metabolism, ovary health and energy. Finally, Ginger Root is a natural well-used remedy for morning sickness and nausea, both common symptoms during pregnancy. To purchase Pregnancy Formula, head here.
Balancing Formula Benefits with Your Needs
Today, it's crucial to have a personalised approach to wellness, tailoring our dietary and lifestyle choices to meet specific needs. EQUI offers a variety of Formulas to cater to these individual requirements, ensuring optimal health across various life stages and goals. The right Formula can support and amplify your wellness goals. For instance, if weight loss is a priority, you'll want to consider Lean Formula. It's been specially curated to boost metabolism, reduce appetite, and support the body's natural fat-burning processes. However, if general vitality, mental clarity, and increased energy are your focus, Wellness Formula with its blend of superfoods, vitamins, and minerals is a perfect choice, whilst Beauty Formula has the added benefits of supporting optimal skin, hair, and nails. Life stages, each with its unique physiological challenges, also play a significant role in Formula selection. Menopause Formula is tailor-made for women navigating the transitional phase of menopause, offering relief from common symptoms, and supporting hormonal balance. In contrast, Pregnancy Formula is a must-have for expectant mothers, ensuring they and their growing babies receive essential nutrients for optimal development. Finally, some find it difficult to choose between Beauty and Wellness Formulas. While both promote overall well-being, their core focuses differ. Beauty Formula is designed for those specifically seeking to enhance skin, hair, and nail health. It's rich in collagen, biotin, and antioxidants that work together to boost skin hydration, elasticity, and radiance, while also promoting hair and nail strength. On the other hand, Wellness Formula is a comprehensive daily multivitamin blend. It targets broader health parameters, from boosting immunity and energy to supporting cognitive function.
Selecting the right EQUI Formula means listening to your body, understanding your current life stage, and aligning with your health goals. By doing so, you ensure you're providing your body with the precise nutrients it needs to thrive. If you’d like more support with choosing your Formula, take out quiz here.
Complementing EQUI Formulas with Daily Habits
While our Formulas are powerful tools to enhance wellness, they achieve their peak potential when complemented with a holistic approach. Think of your health as a symphony: each instrument (or factor) plays a vital role, and when they all work in harmony, the result is pure magic. Let's explore how combining EQUI Formulas with other pillars of health can lead to optimal well-being.
A Balanced Diet - EQUI Formulas are designed to fill the nutritional gaps that might exist in our diets. However, they are most effective when the foundation is a balanced diet rich in whole foods, healthy fats, lean proteins, and an abundance of fruits and vegetables. A nourishing diet not only ensures you're fuelling your body with the essentials but also enhances the bioavailability and absorption of the nutrients in EQUI Formulas.
Regular Exercise - Physical activity is pivotal for cardiovascular health, metabolic efficiency, and mental well-being. When you combine regular exercise with our nutrient packed Formulas, you're supporting muscle growth, energy production, and faster recovery. It's a symbiotic relationship where each boosts the other's benefit.
Restorative Sleep - Good sleep acts as a reset button for the body. It's a time of cellular repair, rejuvenation, and growth. EQUI Formulas can support this restorative process, supplying the body with essential nutrients it requires. Coupled with a consistent sleep routine and sleep hygiene, it ensures you wake up feeling refreshed and revitalised. For more sleep support head to our sleep blog.
To make the most out of your EQUI Formulas, it's essential to integrate them into your daily routine effortlessly. Here are some tips:
Morning Boost - Start your day with a nutritional punch by blending powdered formulas into your morning smoothie. Combine fruits, vegetables, a protein source, and your EQUI Formula for a tasty and health-boosting drink. Starting your day with your EQUI Formula sets the tone for your day ahead.
Hydration Helper - If smoothies aren't your thing, simply mix the powdered formula into a glass of water. It's a quick way to ensure you're taking your daily dose and helps in staying hydrated.
Post-Meal Ritual - For those using EQUI in capsule form, taking them after meals can aid in nutrient absorption. It's also easier to remember when paired with a regular eating schedule.
For more tips on how to take your supplements, visit out blog post Supplement 101. While EQUI Formulas are a cornerstone of wellness, a holistic approach that encompasses diet, exercise, and sleep is pivotal. When all these elements harmoniously combine, it's a recipe for lasting health and vitality.
Disclaimer: All of the information on this website is provided for general information only, it should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional providing personalised nutrition or lifestyle advice. If you have any concerns about your general health, you should contact your local health care provider. No one diet or supplement regime works for everyone and you should always seek help from a GP and registered health expert before making changes to your diet, or before introducing any supplements. This is especially important when pregnant.
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